Safety Management software that includes an Inspections App can help to identify workplace hazards which could lead to incidents. In addition to identifying hazards, workplace inspections also help to uncover process weaknesses, which leads to opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
A comprehensive inspection program includes both general and special inspections. General inspections are conducted regularly, they look at all types of hazards, and cover entire sites. Special inspections are targeted and focus on one specific occupational safety and health risk area, they could be triggered by an incident or by the need to verify compliance with a very specific regulatory requirement. Ideally there should be a mix of both types of inspections, general and specific.
Inspections can be challenging because they need to be conducted in the field or at remote locations, or by moving through a facility, therefore an Inspection App that can operate both online and offline is a mandatory requirement as is an App that will reduce the amount of data entry by using QR code / barcode scanning. It is not possible to conduct inspections sitting in front of a computer, which is why the use of a mobile App for inspections is the best solution. The mobile App empowers workers to complete inspections from anywhere and anytime, and reduces the risk of human error that can be caused by manual processes and paperwork (e.g. collecting data and then separately entering it in a computer or laptop).
A New Hazard Must Trigger an Action Plan
Identifying a new hazard is only the beginning. If no actions are taken, then the inspection would have been of no value. The identification of a new hazard must trigger corrective and preventive actions to make sure that the hazard is eliminated, or that controls are implemented to mitigate risks of incidents.
Fortunately leading mobile Apps for inspections, such as IMEC’s Inspection solution, offer capabilities to create and assign CAPA’s during inspections, assign tasks on the go, synchronize with the Cloud to centralize all action plans and tasks, and even work offline. CAPA’s get sent to the users To-Do List on the Mobile App with email alerts and escalation paths in the event that the CAPA is not addressed within the deadline. Users can close each CAPA assigned to them recording the actions taken and also adding proof such as images with annotation and audio clips.
Creating and launching CAPA’s directly through an Inspection App during inspections ensures that hazards are promptly addressed and not overlooked.
IMEC Technologies provides Safety Management Software to increase worker safety and aid compliance. IMEC’s Safety Management Software will manage inspections and audits, provides hazard identification, incident reporting, management of corrective and preventative actions from generation to closure. IMEC provides lock out tag out software solutions that will allow users to create lockout tagout procedures using an intuitive Mobile App and Manage Lockout Tagout Procedures, also the Review and Execution of those Lockout Tagout Procedures using the Mobile App. Annual Lockout Tagout Procedures audits are conducted using a Mobile App. The Mobile Inspection App allow users to perform inspections and audits, for example the system can be used as a Fire Extinguisher Barcode Inspection Software system to manage monthly fire extinguisher inspections and general fire safety inspections and also to record safety observations and manage corrective actions, anywhere and anytime. The solution can be used as a fire extinguisher barcode inspection software system or life safety inspection system to aid compliance in Higher Education, Healthcare, Industrial and Commercial Organizations. Benefits from a Fire Extinguisher Barcode System include the elimination of paperwork and reducing the burden of compliance with regulations such as NFPA, The Joint Commission. The Incident Reporting App allows users to easily and quickly report incidents, hazards and near-misses, these are then sent to the appropriate people for action and are managed to closure. Web Apps provide features such as, setup, management, scheduling tools, analysis, reporting and dashboards etc with the ability to report incidents to government bodies such as OSHA and RIDDOR. HazMat T&T is a hazardous waste management software solution designed for Environmental Service Companies and companies who generate a large quantity of hazardous waste. The solution tracks hazardous waste from cradle to grave aiding compliance, providing accurate waste inventory, increasing waste handling efficiency, reducing risk and also helps manage waste costs. HazMat T&T Hazardous Waste Management Software can be deployed in a number of deployment scenarios, from Large Hazardous Waste Generators, tracking their hazardous waste at their site to Environmental Service and Waste Management Companies using it track and manage hazardous waste at transfer and disposal sites. For more information visit our website www.imectechnologies.com